Living away from home

Religion at university

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Nancyanne

I am going to use Christianity in this blog.  Are you going to university this September and wondering whether it is possible to reconcile being a student and a Christian? Well here it is. Yes, you can be a Christian at university.   Just under two years ago, the thought of starting university was super
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What to ask on a University Open Day?

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Wendy

So tomorrow is the Cardiff University Open Day! I remember this time last year where I was going to Open Days and I feel like they really give you an insight and character of the university. I found when reading prospectus’ it is hard to differentiate the universities from one another and figure out whether
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Top tips for saving money on travel

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Hannah

I travel to and from university by train. It can be a nightmare carrying all of my bags with me and trying to get them to fit in the luggage racks, but I try and make travelling less of a pain by saving money on transport. Here’s my top tips. Travel by train: Book as
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Video Blog – Halls: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Toby

Halls usually mean the start of living away from home, and with people who you’ve only just met. As such, it’s vital that you get used to the necessary etiquette that will ensure you make it through the year unscathed. As usual, if you have any questions or comments then please don’t hesitate to get
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Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went To Uni

Posted on 18 September 2015 by Elli

As I was moving into my new room in a house shared with three of my favourite people this week, I thought with fondness of the slightly-terrified-but-still-excited 18-year-old Past Elli who moved into a room she’d never seen in a city she barely knew two years ago. How could I know what would happen? To
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Studying Far From Home

Posted on 3 July 2015 by Hope

I thought that I would talk about the fear that can sometimes be associated with living and studying far away from home. I’m hoping to maybe convince some potential students that the distance shouldn’t be so daunting. I’m originally from York so the distance between Cardiff and my home is pretty big, around a 5
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Video Blog – Toby talks University Support

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Toby

In my lifetime, mental health has always been a stigmatised topic of discussion and I’ve never been entirely sure why. I completely understand that it’s a subject that is often misunderstood, and that individuals naturally feel uncomfortable when it threatens to appear in conversation, but I would have thought that there’s so much awareness nowadays
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